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Adjective
Causing annoyance, anger or frustration
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“A little archaeology might help mitigate the chafing criticism from the past that, with the benefit of time, now seems almost quaint.”
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Feeling or expressing great anger
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Scraping or wearing
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Anxious and eager, especially to begin something
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The resistance that one surface or object encounters when moving over another
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(usually used in third person form "gets") Annoying or irritating (someone)
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To be triggering a passionate feeling or reaction
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Present participle for to wear away or cause damage through applied friction
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“He took care with it, making sure to leave no knots of thread that would chafe bruised skin.”
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Present participle for to excite heat in by friction
“A shiver passed through Darius, and he began to chafe his arms to push some warmth back into them.”
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Present participle for become or make annoyed or impatient because of a restriction or inconvenience
“They chafe at labeling as pathological qualities that may be merely irritating.”
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Present participle for to smooth or level out by rubbing or applying friction
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Present participle for to show, feel, or cause to feel, concern or worry
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Present participle for feel, show, or express great anger
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Present participle for to grow worse and increasingly hostile
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Present participle for make small movements, especially of the hands and feet, through nervousness or impatience
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Present participle for to have an intense feeling of longing for something, typically something that one has lost or been separated from
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(of the skin) Present participle for to become cracked, rough, or sore, especially through exposure to wind or cold weather
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Present participle for to think deeply about something that makes one unhappy, angry, or worried
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Present participle for to cook in liquid
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Present participle for to be anxious or concerned
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